St. Louis Music

Bill Cooper is an independent sales representative whose background includes a great many experiences that have helped Bill best serve his dealers. Bill, who played French horn in school, taught college, owned a chain of music stores in Ohio and worked for St. Louis Music for 17 years before...
Tracy Dean is a well-known and well-regarded independent rep based in the St. Louis area.  He began his career in the industry at St. Louis Music where he began as a telephone salesman.  After that, he was given a road rep position, the first such inside employee to go on the road. His many...
Jim Eaton became a professional cellist and played often with his brother. He played in several orchestras and symphonies as well as small groups. His passion and knowledge of string instruments made him the perfect buyer for St. Louis Music. His role within the company has expanded over the years...
Ken Fuente is among the music industry’s top sales reps!  He has established himself as an innovative and creative salesman who has befriended his competition to learn all he could about the business and share his thoughts whenever possible.  He has won several awards during his career including...
Ron Griggs dreamed of being a band teacher as a child. His career as a teacher was rewarding and helpful when he was hired by Selmer as the sales and marketing manager because he had gained understanding of the players’ needs. Since then, Ron has worked with many of the industry’s best known band...
Donald Johnson is known throughout the industry as DJ. He began working in music retail in 1958 in the San Jose, California, area before joining Coast Wholesale in 1961. It was an interesting and historic time to begin calling on retail stores in the San Francisco Bay Area. The folk music boom...
Phil Jost has had a very interesting career in music as a musician before joining the sales team at St. Louis Music in 1974 and thus entering the music products industry. In his early days, being classically trained on the piano, Phil played keyboards and early synthesizers for dances, concerts and...
Eugene Kornblum’s father formed the famed St. Louis Music Company, which played a legendary role in the music products industry during most of the 1900s. As President beginning in the 1960s, Gene expanded the company with a number of important product lines including Ampeg basses and amplifiers....
Ted Kornblum has a long legacy in the music industry. His grandfather started St. Louis Street Music and his father started Crate amplifiers and Alvarez guitars. Not content to rest on his laurels, Ted gained experience working both inside and outside his family’s music business before starting on...
Ernie Lansford has served our industry well. With his attention to his customers and dedication to their satisfaction, Ernie has earned the respect and friendship of many – both suppliers and dealers. As a sales rep for St. Louis Music and for Peavey, Ernie was well traveled, which allowed him to...

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